New VP CARIS US Operations

CARIS (Canada) appointed a new vice president of CARIS USA. Paul R. Cooper has joined the CARIS executive team and will be responsible for directing all aspects of the company's US operations. Mr. Cooper has more than 30 years experience in geospatial data collection, management and leadership in the US federal government and private industry. He comes to CARIS from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he served as an international business developer. There he developed business opportunities in Integrated Oceanographic Observations Systems and in the National Science Foundation Oceanographic Observing Initiative. Previously, he served as director of the Naval... (read more)
2006-08-29 12:00:00

MrSID in CARIS Product Line

LizardTech’s (WA, USA) MrSID format MG3 image compression software is now supported in the CARIS (Canada) product line. The plug-in installs onto an existing installation of CARIS software. Customers can download the free plug-in available on LizardTech's website: (read more)
2005-03-10 12:00:00

Caris Opens Asia Pacific Office

Caris (Canada) has established a regional office in Australia to maximise support of its rapidly growing Asia Pacific customer base and expand its presence in this market. Caris, a developer of geomatics software, recently opened its first office in the Asia Pacific region in Adelaide, Australia. Its new office will deliver the company's geomatics software to military agencies, hydrographic survey contractors, ports and harbours, municipalities, land administrators and will enable to better serve its existing clients in the area. Christian Fellinger is Caris' Asia Pacific Account Manager, and will be based in Adelaide, Australia. Mr. Fellinger joined Caris in 2003... (read more)
2007-04-20 12:35:05

CARIS Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

CARIS (Canada) has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. NSF International, an independent leader in ISO certification processes and services, conducted the audit. A globally recognised quality management standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 9001:2000 applies to organisations that design, develop, manufacture, install and service products. To achieve certification, companies must have a comprehensive quality management system that addresses all areas of its operation.   "This recognition communicates to our customers, worldwide, that they are working with an organisation that prides itself in incorporating the very best practices and processes in the industry to consistently meet or exceed... (read more)
2008-01-07 03:52:16

Teledyne Optech Completes Leadership Transition

Teledyne Optech has completed its transition in leadership. Michel Stanier now serves as chief operating officer of the company. Founded in 1974 by Dr Allan Carswell, Teledyne Optech is a leader in advanced laser-based survey and digital imaging instrumentation. Teledyne Technologies first acquired shares in the parent company of Optech in March 2011, and Teledyne purchased the remaining shares in April 2015. In addition, Michel Stanier, previously EVP, business development, was appointed chief operating officer of Teledyne Optech in October 2015. Following the planned change in ownership and leadership, Don and Elizabeth Carswell, previously president and vice president sales, will... (read more)
2015-12-09 09:52:06

Teledyne Technologies to Acquire DALSA

Teledyne Technologies and DALSA (Canada) have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement that provides for the acquisition of DALSA by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, DALSA is an internationally operating company in high performance digital imaging and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide. Established in 1980, DALSA designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to manufacturing custom MEMS products. DALSA's imaging products and services include high-resolution, high-performance CCD and CMOS imaging sensors, electronic digital cameras and image processing software for use in industrial machine vision, advanced... (read more)
2011-01-05 11:24:38

Teledyne Optech Introduces UAV-Lidar Solution

The Optech CL-90 is the first in a new family of compact Lidar (CL) products designed specifically for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or ‘drone’) market drawing on Teledyne Optech’s 45-year Lidar heritage. The CL-90, which is infused with Teledyne Optech’s survey-grade Lidar technology, will be available for integration with third-party inertial navigation system (INS) solutions, imaging sensors and UAV platforms. Any camera-equipped UAV can make a basic 3D map of bare terrain using photogrammetric techniques, but forested terrain requires a Lidar to punch through the foliage and map the bare earth below. Modern UAV-based Lidar systems struggle with this... (read more)
2019-05-28 08:42:34

Teledyne Technologies Acquires Remaining Optech Shares

Teledyne Technologies, through its Teledyne DALSA subsidiary, now fully owns Optech after acquiring the remaining shares. The company will be adopting the name Teledyne Optech, joining the Optech and Teledyne brands together. Teledyne has been the majority owner of Optech for the past three years so 100% ownership will not result in any significant operational changes for the organisation. Don Carswell continues as president of Teledyne Optech with all existing duties. Optech’s founder, Allan Carswell, will continue to offer insight and is especially looking forward to the upcoming Imaging and Lidar Solutions Conference, taking place from 9-12 June 2015 in... (read more)
2015-05-01 09:20:41

Teledyne Owns Majority Share in Optech

Teledyne DALSA, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has acquired a majority interest in the parent company of Optech. Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defence electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne DALSA is located in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada) near Optech headquarters. Don Carswell, CEO of Optech, says the investment demonstrates Teledyne’s commitment to further growth at Optech, as well as the company’s technology, clients and markets. He expects Optech products will be enhanced by the closer relationship with the Teledyne companies who work in complementary areas. Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president... (read more)
2012-04-04 11:51:52

Teledyne Optech Introduces Surveying Solutions at Intergeo

Teledyne Optech is launching survey instruments and workflow solutions for the productive and accurate collection of 3D spatial data at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. These include new solutions for survey-grade static and mobile mapping, as well as new efficiency feature sets for Teledyne Optech’s airborne mapping solutions. Visitors to booth A4.002 in hall A4 will see the unveiling of several new and improved static and mobile mapping systems. These additions to Teledyne Optech’s product line include a brand-new static surveying system that combines the latest Lidar technology with highly automated software to make survey-grade mapping widely available to new... (read more)
2016-10-06 11:03:15
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